Back in August, the Crawford Town Council voted to send two letters of support. One was for the North Fork Creative District and one was for the North Fork Alternative Plan ("Crawford council okays two letters of support" Delta County Independent, Aug. 21, 2013).
The town council voted 5-1 to send the support letter for the alternative plan.
The letter says:
"While the town recognizes the importance and necessity of energy development, we feel that it must be done in a responsible way. With this perspective in mind, the Town of Crawford is writing to express our support for the North Fork Alternative Plan in the areas related to Crawford, more specifically those aspects of the plan that would impact resources important to the town."
"While we cannot speak for the entire plan for the North Fork Valley, we do agree with the portion of the North Fork Alternative Plan in regards to the Crawford area springs, wastewater facility and Young's Peak area."
I think we can all agree that drilling for oil or gas near town limits, houses, and the school would be inappropriate. Drilling near Wiley Springs, or oil and gas development traffic that could tie up access to the town's wastewater facility, also don't seem like a good idea.
The North Fork Alternative Plan protects these things from oil and gas development, and it would help to keep Crawford as a great small town. Thank you to the Crawford Town Council for sending this letter of support for the North Fork Alternative Plan.